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10-16-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 704
Posted By PatTheSlat

Trek currently lists on its website 32 new bike...

Trek currently lists on its website 32 new bike models available with 26" wheels. Higher end mountain bikes tend to come with 27.5 or 700c/29er wheels now, but 26" certainly hasn't been phased out.
07-22-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,234
Posted By PatTheSlat

A bargain? Heck, I can't even resist a...

A bargain? Heck, I can't even resist a moderately decent deal.
07-12-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By PatTheSlat

113624, indicating it was built in the final days...

113624, indicating it was built in the final days of 1983, I'm sure as an '84 model.
07-11-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 327
Posted By PatTheSlat

FS: 54cm Bikes, Super Course and Trek 420

Selling two refurbished 54cm bikes.

First is a 1975 Super Course Mk II. 54cm C-T seat tube, 56cm C-C top tube. Remarkably good condition, paint looks beautiful, decals are flaking off a bit...
05-26-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 690
Posted By PatTheSlat

Those old Shimano shifters can be fixed in about...

Those old Shimano shifters can be fixed in about ten minutes by pulling the covers off, spraying with carb cleaner (or the solvent of your choice), working the pawls back and forth with a small...
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By PatTheSlat

That would most likely be a 1981 model. The...

That would most likely be a 1981 model. The imported Schwinn bikes used a different serial number system. Shimano Altus LT derailleurs and a hi-tensile steel frame. Value depends on condition. As...
04-10-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By PatTheSlat

These only pivot to make it easier to get the...

These only pivot to make it easier to get the wheel out, so if you can't get it on there where it pivots freely it won't affect operation at all.
03-28-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By PatTheSlat

26 x any decimal size (as opposed to 26 x a...

26 x any decimal size (as opposed to 26 x a fraction) will be a standard 559 mm "26 inch mountain bike size" tire, available pretty much anywhere bike tires are sold.
03-18-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 64,424
Views: 10,003,814
Posted By PatTheSlat

At one point in the mid 70s (76 maybe?) they...

At one point in the mid 70s (76 maybe?) they re-named the Continental to "Sierra" and then changed it back a year or two later. Absolutely no idea why.
08-17-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,754
Posted By PatTheSlat

So would you consider the $6,000+ bike in your...

So would you consider the $6,000+ bike in your original post to be "consumer grade" and something that wouldn't be owned by an enthusiast? You're comparing two different things here, and adding in a...
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By PatTheSlat

Pretty spectacular guess IMO, given that the...

Pretty spectacular guess IMO, given that the serial format and font and the original color visible on the fork steerer are a perfect match to the 1981 Miyata 1000 I'm working on right now (pic...
Replies: 21
Views: 2,114
Posted By PatTheSlat

I weigh 270 so I'm speaking from some experience...

I weigh 270 so I'm speaking from some experience here, I would definitely get rid of those 23c tires. It looks like you *might* be able to fit 28s on there but it could be pretty tight on the front....
06-19-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,091
Posted By PatTheSlat

I am solidly on the "fork is bent"...

I am solidly on the "fork is bent" bandwagon.
06-11-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,263
Posted By PatTheSlat

The good news: I have four of these shifters. The...

The good news: I have four of these shifters. The bad news: Every one of them is broken in the same way as yours.

After scouring ebay, I can find ONE listing for under $50, and it's the older...
06-11-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,263
Posted By PatTheSlat

You can fix this temporarily by zip tying the...

You can fix this temporarily by zip tying the cable to the handlebars.

I'm surprisingly not seeing much on ebay for replacements- I have a lot of 3 speed parts, I will check my parts bins when I...
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